This Fish is one of the best in the sea, the meat is white and rich to eat and if you get the chance to buy it fresh, dont hesitate. Believe me you wont regret it.....
So, to do this King of Kings justice cook it simply, no messing around with fancy sauces, just fry it in good Irish butter, a few graefruit segments, some grapes and a little sweet white onion puree, what could be better than that?
You will need:
2 pink grapefruit or oranges
four 6 ounce fillets of John Dory
salt and pepper
good knob of butter
1 tea cup of halved seedless red grapes
2 tblsp of chopped chives
3 large white onions
1 cup of cream
First peel and slice the onions, put in a heavy bottomed pot with a good knob of butter and cook over a very low heat for 40 minutes. Be careful not to colour the onions, stir every few minutes and use a lid on the pot. Now add in the cream and season, puree with a hand blender and set aside.
Use a sharp knife to peel the grapefruit and gently tease out the segments, cut the grapes in half. Now heat a frying pan with a litte olive oil until it starts to smoke, quickly season the fish and place it flesh side down into the oil. Add the butter and once the fish takes on a lovely golden colour turn over at once. John Dory cooks very quickly so you have to work fast once the fish hits the pan.
Now decorate the plates with the grapefruit segments, sweet onion puree and grapes, place the fish in the middle and eat at once.....
Q Tip: When pan frying any fish, make sure the pan is very hot before the fish goes in...